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What is stress?

What is stress? what is stress

Stress is a physiological reaction that occurs when the body experiences elevated levels of the hormones cortisol and adrenaline for prolonged periods. It can be caused by intellectual, emotional, physical, environmental, or psychological responses. What is Stress? Acute and Chronic Stress Everyone experiences stress. The response is normal and designed to keep us out of […]

March is Problem Gambling Awareness Month

March is Problem Gambling Awareness Month March is Problem Gambling Awareness Month

Millions of Americans enjoy betting on their favorite sports teams or playing a hand of cards at the casino. There’s nothing wrong with the thrill of some action. But when gambling behavior gets out of hand, it can ruin people’s lives. There are an estimated 2.5 million problem gamblers in the United States. These individuals […]

How to be Kind to Yourself

How to be Kind to Yourself Be Kind to Yourself

Do you beat yourself up with negative self-talk? Do you feel emotionally unbalanced? These are signs of you being too hard on yourself. Step back for a minute and consider these tips on how to be kind to yourself. You’ll find they make a huge difference in your self-confidence and self-appreciation. How to be Kind […]

Is it Just the Winter Blues or SAD?

Is it Just the Winter Blues or SAD? Winter Blues or SAD?

As the days grow shorter and the temperature drops, many of us find ourselves grappling with a shift in mood and energy levels. It’s not uncommon to experience a subtle downturn in spirits during the winter months, but for some, these feelings go beyond mere seasonal fluctuations. The line between the winter blues and Seasonal […]

Why is Decision-Making Important in Mental Health?

Why is Decision-Making Important in Mental Health? Why is Decision-Making Important in Mental Health?

From the simplest daily decisions to life-altering ones, the process of decision-making plays a pivotal role in shaping one’s mental well-being. Decision-making is not only about picking between options but also understanding how these choices can impact emotions, behaviors, and overall mental health. Why is Decision-Making Important in Mental Health? What is Decision-Making? Decision-making is […]

How to Know if I’m Addicted

How to Know if I’m Addicted How to Know if I’m Addicted

Drugs, alcohol, and even video games are all common addictions in today’s society. While some vices may be harmless, others can turn into full-blown addictions that can cause serious devastation. Being aware of the signs of an addiction early on is vital so that you can address the issue head-on and get the help you […]

Supporting A Loved One Who Is Struggling With An Addiction

Supporting A Loved One Who Is Struggling With An Addiction How to Support a Loved One Who is Struggling with an Addiction

Supporting a loved one who is struggling with addiction can be challenging. It is essential to remember that addiction is not a choice. Substance abuse is a complex issue that affects not only the person struggling with drugs or alcohol but their entire circle of family and friends. To offer meaningful support, consider these key […]

Do I Have An Anxiety Disorder?

Do I Have An Anxiety Disorder? Do I have an Anxiety Disorder?

Experiencing anxiety every once in a while is perfectly normal. These feelings can occur in uncertain situations, like a job interview, before giving a presentation, or during a confrontation. When anxiety becomes severe, lasting, and hinders daily life, it may indicate an anxiety disorder. Do I Have An Anxiety Disorder? What are anxiety disorders? How […]

How Do I Stop Feeling Anxiety?

How Do I Stop Feeling Anxiety? stop anxiety

Anxiety is one of the most common disorders that people struggle with on a daily basis. At least three in every four individuals at some point or another have had some form of anxiety, either as a chronic condition or acute means of dealing with specific trauma. Is there something you’re worried about, and feel […]

How Do I Stop Night Anxiety?

How Do I Stop Night Anxiety? How Do I Stop Night Anxiety?

Experts say it normally takes about 15 to 25 minutes to fall asleep. Do you struggle to get to sleep at night? Night anxiety is a common problem facing people who live stressful lives. Stress causes the body to produce cortisol and adrenaline, and these hormones initiate the fight-or-flight effect that leaves you feeling anxious. […]